EU Office

The EU Office is part of the Finance and Accounting Department in FVBs Joint Administration. It provides information and advice on European research funding and assists all FVB scientists involved in EU proposals and ongoing EU projects.

The scientists working in our institutes have been successfully involved in European research programs for a long time. On these pages you will find EU projects with the participation of the Forschungsverbund Berlin as well as information about Horizon Europe, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Open calls for proposals within Horizon Europe and related areas, relevant events and external contact points are provided, supplemented by web links to additional funding agencies, foundations and charities.

In the download area (internal) FVB guidance notes and further EU-related documents are provided.


Dr. Anne Höner
Phone +49 30 6392-3481
Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin
Room 123

On this site you will find information on Horizon Europe, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. There are links to the EU Funding & Tenders Portal, to different programme sections, to search facilities for ongoing projects, and you will find position papers and guidance documents.

Horizon Europe is the EUs key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of 95.5 billion Euro for seven years (2021-2027). It comprises the three main pillars Excellent Science (including the European Research Council and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions), Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness and Innovative Europe.

Useful links

General EU information

Guidance and reference documents

Here you will find calls for proposals within Horizon Europe and related areas.

Open calls for proposals (Documents, guidelines and further information)
Joint calls of Public-Public Partnerships (Calendar showing the calls from ERA-Nets, JPIs etc.)
Open calls for third parties (Competitive calls in on-going projects)


ERC - European Research Council

MSCA - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Research infrastructures

  • Currently no open calls

Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness

Innovative Europe

EIC - European Innovation Council

  • EIC Pathfinder Open (currently no open call)
  • EIC Pathfinder Challenges (currently no open call)
  • EIC Transition Open (deadline 18 September 2024)
  • EIC Transition Challenges (currently no open call)

Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area


Further areas / Partnerships

On this page you will find links to relevant conferences, workshops, and webinars providing information on European funding opportunities.
           See here for more events published by EU-Büro des BMBF and KoWi.


01       KoWi Webinar MSCA Doctoral Networks (10:00-11:30)
17       NCP ERC Webinar ERC Synergy Grant Call 2025 (10:00-12:00)

In the following the FVB's ongoing Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects are shown. Already completed FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects are listed in the next section.

European Research Council (ERC)

ERC Starting Grants

deuterON Introducing deuterium for next generation chemical biology probes and direct imaging, HORIZON-ERC, Johannes Broichhagen, FMP

MultiMotif Motif repeats in intrinsically disordered regions of the clathrin mediated endocytosis pathway, Sigrid Milles, FMP

NEMOCRYS Next Generation Multiphysical Models for Crystal Growth Processes, Kaspars Dadzis, IKZ

NONABVD Nonadiabaticity in Biomolecular Vibrational Dynamics, Benjamin P. Fingerhut, MBI

SynLink Revealing the Synapse Architecture and Plasticity by Structural Interactomics, Fan Liu, FMP

ERC Advanced Grants

BIOVIB Electric Interactions and Structural Dynamics of Hydrated Biomolecules Mapped by Ultrafast Vibrational Probes, Thomas Elsässer, MBI

SynapseBuild Mechanisms of Presynaptic Biogenesis and Dynamic Remodeling, Volker Haucke, FMP

ULISSES Ultrafast molecular chirality: twisting light to twist electrons on ultrafast time scale, HORIZON-ERC, Olga Smirnova, MBI

VOLSIGNAL Volume regulation and extracellular signalling by anion channels, Thomas J. Jentsch, FMP

XRayProton Ultrafast Structural Dynamics of Elementary Water-Mediated Proton Transport Processes, Erik T. J. Nibbering, MBI

ERC Proof of Concept Grants

HANDSOME Hands-on Materials Science for Education, Kaspars Dadzis, IKZ

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

MSCA Networks

ALLOD Allostery in Drug Development, ETN, FMP (partner)

ATLANTIC Advanced theoretical network for modeling light matter interactIon, RISE, MBI (partner)

EUROVA European Oocyte Biology Research Innovation Training Net, ETN, IZW (partner)

MicrocombSys Photonic System Engineering with Microcombs, HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN, MBI (partner)

OPVStability Understanding, Predicting and Enhancing the Stability of Organic Photovoltaics, HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN, PDI (partner)

PHABB   Pathogens of Algae for Biocontrol and Biosecurity, HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN, IGB (partner)

RecaP Capture, recycling and societal management of phosphorus in the environment, ITN, IGB (partner)

SMART-X Study of carrier transport in MAterials by time-Resolved specTroscopy with ultrashort soft X-ray light, ETN, MBI (partner)

TAME Doctoral training network TAu imMunE: strategies for innovative diagnosis and therapies in dementia, HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN, FMP (partner)

MSCA Individual Grants

BatFrontier   Moving over the frontier: habitat and climate drivers of bat population abundances and bat assemblages across the East European Plain, MSCA4Ukraine, IZW

SR-XTRS-2DLayMat Self-Referenced XUV Transient Reflectivity Spectroscopy: Attosecond Electron Dynamics of 2D Layered Materials, HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-PF-GF, MBI

Collaborative Projects

AQUACOSM-plus Network of Leading Ecosystem Scale Experimental AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries and Oceans in Europe and beyond,
     RIA, IGB (coordinator)

Laserlab Europe The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures, RIA, MBI (project office)

360 CARLA   360 Photonics Career Launch Programs, HORIZON RIA, MBI (partner)

AquaINFRA Infrastructure for Marine and Inland Water Research, HORIZON-RIA, IGB (partner)

AquaPLAN Aquatic Pollution from Light and Anthropogenic Noise: management of impacts on biodiversity, HORIZON-RIA, IGB (partner)

BGE Biodiversity Genomics Europe, HORIZON-RIA, IZW (partner)

BIO-Agora Bio Knowledge Agora: Developing the Science Service for European Research and Biodiversity Policymaking, HORIZON-CSA, IGB (partner)

DANUBE4all Restoration of the Danube River Basin Waters for ecosystems and people from mountains to coast, HORIZON-IA, IGB (partner)

ERGO Breaking down the wall between human health and environmental testing of endocrine disrupters: EndocRine Guideline Optimisation, RIA, IGB (partner)

fastMOT Fast gated superconducting nanowire camera for multi-functional optical tomograph, HORIZON-EIC, MBI (partner)

IMPULSE IMProving User experience, Long-term sustainability and Services of EU-OPENSCREEN, HORIZON-RIA, FMP (partner)

ISIDORe Integrated Services for Infectious Disease Outbreak Research, HORIZON-RIA, FMP (partner)

nanoSCAN Revolutionizing Spatial Biology with a cutting-edge Multi-Scale Imaging platform, HORIZON-EIC, MBI (partner)

NYMPHE New system-driven bioremediation of polluted habitats and environment, HORIZON-RIA, IGB (partner)

OPTOlogic Optical Topologic Logic, RIA, MBI (partner)

PANDASIA Pandemic literacy and viral zoonotic spillover risk at the frontline of disease emergence in Southeast Asia to improve pandemic preparedness, HORIZON-RIA,
     IZW (partner)

PlasticsFatE Plastics fate and effects in the human body, RIA, IGB (partner)

PONDERFUL POND Ecosystems for Resilient FUture Landscapes in a changing climate, RIA, IGB (partner)


Restore4Life Restoration of wetland complexes as life supporting systems in the Danube Basin, HORIZON-IA, IGB (partner)

RIANA Research Infrastructure Access in NAnoscience & nanotechnology, HORIZON-RIA, MBI (partner)

SOS-WATER Water Resources System Safe Operating Space in a Changing Climate and Society, HORIZON-RIA, IGB (partner)

SUMO Supervised morphogenesis in gastruloids, HORIZON-EIC, FMP (partner)

THRILL Technology for High-Repetition-rate Intense Laser Laboratories, HORIZON-RIA, MBI (partner)

TULIP Community-based engagement and intervenTions to stem the spread of antimicrobial resistance in the aqUatic environments catalysed by cLImate change and Plastic
      pollution interactions, HORIZON-RIA, IGB & IZW (partner)


ATMOC Traceable metrology of soft X-ray to IR optical constants and nanofilms for advanced manufacturing, WIAS (partner)

PowerElec Metrology in manufacturing compound semiconductors for power electronics, IKZ (partner)


SMART-Growth Artificial intelligence enhanced, sustainable growth of rare-earth materials based laser crystals, IKZ (partner)


wildLIFEcrime Supporting governance action to improve the prevention, prosecution and law enforcement of wildLIFE

In this section the FVB's completed FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects are shown.

European Research Council (ERC)

ERC Starting Grants

assemblyNMR 3D structures of bacterial supramolecular assemblies by solid-state NMR, Adam Lange, FMP

BiosensorImaging Hyperpolarized Biosensors in Molecular Imaging, Leif Schröder, FMP

ENTROPHASE Entropy formulation of evolutionary phase transitions, Elisabetta Rocca, WIAS

EPSILON Elliptic Pdes and Symmetry of Interfaces and Layers for Odd Nonlinearities, Enrico Valdinoci, WIAS

FLUFLUX Fluvial Meta-Ecosystem Functioning: Unravelling Regional Ecological Controls Behind Fluvial Carbon Fluxes, Gabriel Singer, IGB

RPT Rough path theory, differential equations and stochastic analysis, Peter Karl Friz, WIAS

synERgy Organization and function of the axonal Endoplasmic Reticulum, Marijn Kuijpers, FMP

VeWa Vegetation effects on water flow and mixing in high-latitude ecosystems–Capability of headwater catchments to mediate potential climate change, Dörthe Tetzlaff, IGB

ERC Consolidator Grants

c-TSD-p Time-Resolved Structural Imaging of Chemical Transition State Dynamics, Jochen Mikosch, MBI

GLUACTIVE The Activation Mechanism of a Glutamate Receptor, Andrew Plested, FMP

GPSART Geometric aspects in pathwise stochastic analysis and related topics, Peter Karl Friz, WIAS/TU Berlin

NeuroInCellNMR In-cell NMR monitoring of alpha-synuclein aggregation in neuronal cells, Philipp Selenko, FMP

ERC Advanced Grants

AnaMultiScale Analysis of Multiscale Systems Driven by Functionals, Alexander Mielke, WIAS

CYTOVOLION Ion homeostasis and volume regulation of cells and organelles, Thomas J. Jentsch, FMP

ULTRADYNE Ultrafast dynamics of hydrogen bonded structures in condensed matter, Thomas Elsässer, MBI

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

MSCA Networks

ATTOFEL Ultrafast Dynamics using ATTosecond and XUV Free Electron Laser Sources, ITN, MBI (coordinator)

HypoTRAIN Hyporheic Zone Processes: A training network for enhancing the understanding of complex physical, chemical and biological process interactions, ETN, IGB

JMAP Joint Max Born Institute - Amplitude Phd Program, EID, MBI (coordinator)

MIMESIS Mathematics and Materials Science for Steel Production and Manufacturing, EID, WIAS (coordinator)

SINOPLE Surface engineered InGaN heterostructures on N-polar and nonpolar GaN-substrates for green light emitters, IAPP, IKZ (coordinator)

SPRInG Short Period Superlattices for Rational (In,Ga)N, EID, PDI (coordinator)

ASPIRE Angular Studies of Photoelectron in Innovative Research Environments, ETN, MBI (partner)

CORINF Correlated Multielectron Dynamics in Intense Light Fields, ITN, MBI (partner)

EUROFLOW A EUROpean training and research network for environmental FLOW management in river basins, ETN, IGB (partner)

HiFreq Smart high-frequency environmental sensor networks for quantifying nonlinear hydrological process dynamics across spatial scales, RISE, IGB (partner)

IMPRESS Improved production strategies for endangered freshwater species, ETN, IGB (partner)

Inspire4Nature INternational training at the Science-Policy Interface for Researchers in Europe, for Nature, ETN, IGB (partner)

INTERFACES Ecohydrological interfaces as critical hotspots for transformations of ecosystem exchange fluxes, ETN, IGB (partner)

MANTEL Management of Climatic Extreme Events in Lakes Reservoirs for the Protection of Ecosystem Services, EJD, IGB (partner)

MEDEA Molecular Electron Dynamics investigated by Intense Fields and Attosecond Pulses, ETN, MBI (partner)

Mid-TECH Infrared sensing made visible: Combining infrared light sources and upconversion sensors for improved sensitivity in medical applications and gas analysis, ETN,
     FBH (partner)

Phd Deciphering PI3K biology in health and disease, ETN, FMP (partner)

PROPHET Postgraduate Research on Photonics as an Enabling Technology, ITN, WIAS (partner)

ROMSOC Reduced Order Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Coupled systems, EID, WIAS (partner)

SAWtrain Dynamic electromechanical control of semiconductor nanostructures by acoustic fields, ETN, PDI (partner)

SENSORFISH Intelligent Sensor Network and System Technologies for Fish Farming, IRSES, IGB (partner)

SBMPs Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins, ETN, FMP (partner)

MSCA Individual Grants

BT-LH Link The consequences of the joint individual variation in size specific life histories and behavioural types, IF, IGB

CLITEMP Climate change effects on aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate assemblages in European rivers: the influence of duration of dry period in temporary rivers, IEF, IGB

CONVGENOMS The genomic basis of convergent evolution in modern sloths (Xenarthra, Mammalia), IF-EF, IZW

FISH&FISHERS The role of the behavioural interactions between fish and fishers on fisheries sustainability, IEF, IGB

FLOODPLAINEVOLUTION An Evolutionary Approach to Biodiversity Conservation: Riverine Floodplains of the European Alps as a Model System, IIF, IGB

HUMADE Structural and functional biodiversity of humic matter degrading freshwater microbial communities, IRG, IGB

INPhAS Fluctuation-Induced Interactions at the Interface between Photons, Atoms and Solids, CIG, MBI

LASER-ION ACCELERATO Optimal ion acceleration at the interaction of super-intense profiled laser pulse with mass limited targets, IIF, MBI

LYSOKIN Architecture and regulation of PI3KC2β lipid kinase complex for nutrient signaling at the lysosome, IF-EF-ST, FMP

OCOCAMKS Optical control of CaMKII signaling, IF-EF-ST, FMP

PISARSCoV Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS): design, synthesis, identification, and evaluation of novel non-peptidic inhibitors of main protease employing dynamic
     ligation screening (DLS), IF, FMP

QUMATTO Quantum materials could extend electronics speed limit to the petahertz realm, IF-GF, MBI

S-DODGR Structure and dynamics of desensitization in glutamate receptors, IF, FMP

SYNPT The role of autophagy in presynaptic protein turnover, IF, FMP

TDL2Ho Thin-disk lasers for the 2-micron spectral range based on Ho-doped monoclinic double-tungstate epitaxial structures, IF, MBI

THzPowerElectronics Enabling Technologies for High Power Terahertz Electronic Circuitry, CIG, FBH

Collaborative Projects

AQUACOSM Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean, RIA, IGB (coordinator)

BIOFRESH Biodiversity of Freshwater Ecosystems: Status, Trends, Pressures, and Conservation Priorities, CP, IGB (coordinator)

EU-OPENSCREEN European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology, CP-CSA, FMP (coordinator)

HiPoSwitch GaN-based normally-off high power switching transistor for efficient power converters, CP, FBH (coordinator)

INAPRO Innovative model and demonstration based water management for resource efficiency in integrated multitrophic agriculture and aquaculture systems, CP, IGB

LASERLAB-EUROPE CONT European Laser Laboratories Integrated Initiative Continued, CSA, MBI (coordinator)

LASERLAB-EUROPE II The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures II, CP-CSA, MBI (coordinator)

LASERLAB-EUROPE III The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures III, CP-CSA, MBI (coordinator)

LASERLAB-EUROPE IV The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures IV, CP-CSA, MBI (partner)

MIRSURG Mid-Infrared Solid-State Laser Systems for Minimally Invasive Surgery, CP, MBI (coordinator)

ACTION Participatory science toolkit against pollution, RIA, IGB (partner)

ALIGHT AlGaInN materials on semi-polar templates for yellow emission in solid state lighting applications, CP, FBH (partner)

ANTIFLU Innovative anti-influenza drugs excluding viral escape, CP, FMP (partner)

AQUACROSS Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies, RIA, IGB (partner)

BeforeHand Boosting Performance of Phase Change Devices by Hetero- and Nano-Structure Material Design, RIA, PDI (partner)

BioMedBridges Building data bridges between biological and medical infrastructures in Europe, CP-CSA, FMP (partner)

Bio-NMR NMR for Structural Biology, CP-CSA, FMP (partner)

BRIDLE BRilliant Industrial Diode LasEr, CP, FBH (partner)

CARLA The European Photonics CAReer LAunch Path, CSA, MBI (partner)

CHEETAH Cost-reduction through material optimisation and Higher EnErgy outpuT of solAr pHotovoltaic modules - joining Europe’s Research and Development efforts in
     support of its PV industry, CP-CSA, IKZ (partner)

CORBEL Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-sciences Services, RIA, FMP (partner)

DEEPEN From atom-to-Device Explicit simulation Environment for Photonics and Electronics Nanostructures, CP, PDI (partner)

EDICT European Drug Initiative on Channels and Transporters, CP, FMP (partner)

EMBRIC European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster to promote the Blue Bioeconomy, RIA, FMP (partner)

ENSEMBLE ENgineered SElf-organized Multi-component structures with novel controllaBLe Electromagnetic functionalities, CP, IKZ (partner)

EPISODE Exploiting the Potential of Structural Biology through NMR and Associated Technologies - Opportunities for Economic Development of Pharma/Biotech in Tuscany,
     Berlin-Brandenburg and Beyond, CSA, FMP (partner)

ERA-PLANET The European network for observing our changing planet, ERA-Net Cofund, IGB (partner)

ErBeStA Error-Proof Optical Bell-State Analyzer, RIA, FBH (partner)

E-TRACK EGNOS and EDAS Enhanced Tracking of Animal Movement and Behaviour, CP, IZW (partner)

EU-OPENSCREEN-DRIVE Ensuring long-term sustainability of excellence in chemical biology within Europe and beyond, RIA, FMP (partner)

FAMOS Functional anatomical molecular optical screening, CP, FBH (partner)

FIThydro Fishfriendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower, RIA, IGB (partner)

FLAME Femtosecond Light Amplifiers in the Megahertz regime, SME, MBI (partner)

GANSAT GaN powered Ka-band high-efficiency multi-beam transceivers for SATellites, CP, FBH (partner)

GoPhoton! Photonics for everyone, CSA, FBH (partner)

HIPER European High Power Laser Energy Research Facility (Preparatory Phase Study), CP-CSA, MBI (partner)

iNEXT Infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-ray crystallography for translational research, RIA, FMP (partner)

iSense Integrated Quantum Sensors, CP, FBH (partner)

JUSTBRAIN Blood-brain barrier junctions as targets for paracellular drug delivery to the brain, CP, FMP (partner)

MARS Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress, CP, IGB (partner)

MASH Massive Sets of Heuristics for Machine Learning, CP, WIAS (partner)

MD3 Material Development for Double exposure and Double patterning, CP, WIAS (partner)

MIB Multi-modal, Endoscopic Biophotonic Imaging of Bladder Cancer for Point-of-Care Diagnosis, RIA, FBH (partner)

MIDAS Multidimensional Spectroscopy at the Attosecond frontier, ERC, MBI (partner)

MIRAGE Mediterranean Intermittent River Management, CP, IGB (partner)

MolDiag-PaCa Novel molecular diagnostic tools for the prevention and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, CP, FMP (partner)

PASTRY Phase Change Memory Advanced universal Switches through Thin alteRnating laYers, CP, PDI (partner)

PHABLABS 4.0 PHotonics enhanced fAB LABS supporting the next revolution in digitalization, CSA, FBH (partner)

REFORM REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management, CP, IGB (partner)

REFRESH Adaptive Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change on European Freshwater Ecosystems, CP, IGB (partner)

SMASH Smart Nanostructured Semiconductors for Energy-Saving Light Solutions, CP, PDI (partner)

STARS4ALL A Collective Awareness Platform for Promoting Dark Skies in Europe, RIA, IGB (partner)

TERAWAY Terahertz technology for ultra-broadband and ultra-wideband operation of backhaul and fronthaul links in systems with SDN management of network and radio
     resources, RIA, FBH (partner)

ULTRAWAVE Ultra capacity wireless layer beyond 100 GHz based on millimeter wave Traveling Wave Tubes, RIA, FBH (partner)

Water-ForCE Water scenarios For Copernicus Exploitation, CSA, IGB (partner)

WISER Water bodies in Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery, CP, IGB (partner)


ECOSLIGHT Environmentally Conscious Smart Lighting, IGB (partner)


IDES Improving water quality in the Danube river and its tributaries by integrative floodplain management based on Ecosystem Services, IGB (partner)